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Kia Stinger --- opinions? #4708613
03/27/18 03:02 PM
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I think its a cool looking car; but seems like a bit overpriced on the GT model? Did you test drive one? Youtube in general have positive reviews...

Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx] #4708617
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2016 KIA Forte SX 1.6L T-GDI Daughter
2013 Chevy Impala LT 3.6L GDI Mine
2014 Chrysler 200S 3.6L PFI Wife
Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx] #4708619
03/27/18 03:12 PM
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I drove one while waiting for a tire patch a few weeks ago. Impressive for a Kia, but not for me at that price.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx] #4708623
03/27/18 03:16 PM
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My biggest issue is paying 50 grand for a Kia. I have a similar issue with Dodge, but at least it gets you a HEMI.


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Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx] #4708634
03/27/18 03:28 PM
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I know that I'm in the minority here, but I honestly just don't like the car aesthetically. It's ugly, plain and simple. I could get over the whole "It's a Kia" sentiment if it performed well AND looked good, but it'd have to look REALLY good.

That's how I feel about the Taurus SHO. I understand that it's a sleeper and can hang with the big boys, but it's not exactly appealing (granted, more so than the Stinger), plus you then have to tell people you drive a...Taurus sick.


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Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx] #4708646
03/27/18 03:38 PM
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At least it's available in RWD- although my local dealer orders all the GT2 models in AWD. Meh.


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1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
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Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx] #4708691
03/27/18 04:25 PM
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I sat in one at the Columbus Auto Show recently. I didn't care for the drivers seating position. It's awkward feeling. It is sharp in my opinion however.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
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Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx] #4708773
03/27/18 05:33 PM
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If I was going to buy, it would be the 2.0T Premium with the Driver Select. (The 2.0T has more than enough power for me). There is one thing I can't live with. Due to the severe slope of the rear hatch, there is very limited visibility out the rear. If it were not for that, I'd want one. The 2.0T also has great gas mileage. (The 3.3TT has terrible gas Milage), Don't like the small 16 Gallon tank, compared to my Sonata's 18+ tank. Although the 3.3TT comes with (great) Brembo Brakes, the cost of a brake job is astronomical.

I'm waiting for the Stingers cousin, the Genesis G70 to come out. Will see if I like it.


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Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx] #4708900
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In the Garage...
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I kind of like it. My only complaint is it is pricey. The basic concept is pretty cool.


Mike
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Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx] #4709066
03/27/18 09:51 PM
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There are a couple of issues with the Kia Stinger First no Dual clutch, plain slush box for that price isn't acceptable. Two From what I can tell the dealership experience with these cars has been terrible. Kia sales associates haven't ever sold anything that expensive and it brings in tire kickers. Should have been sold in a Hyundai dealership.


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